PHILMONT — A Philmont man has been charged with robbery and grand larceny for forcibly stealing $1,700 from a Lyft driver in February, state police said.

Devon Hotaling, 20, was charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, state police said.

Hotaling was arraigned in Livingston Town Court and released on his own recognizance, according to state police.

He is scheduled to appear in Philmont Village Court on June 25 at 6 p.m. state police said.

Troopers responded to Main Street in Philmont on Feb. 27 about 7:45 p.m. for a report of a robbery, according to state police.

Hotaling forcibly robbed a Lyft driver and stole $1,700 in cash, state police said.

Hotaling was not located until March 3, when he was taken into custody and taken to State Police at Livingston barracks for processing, according to state police.

While there, Hotaling complained of immediate health issues and was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital for evaluation, state police said. After he was discharged from the hospital, Hotaling immediately fled New York state, state police said.

He was seen Thursday walking on Main Street in Philmont and was re-arrested, state police said.

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